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Aga Khan IV

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Shāh Karim al-Husayni (Arabic: شاه كريم الحسيني, romanized: Shāh Karīm al-Ḥusaynī; born 13 December 1936), known by the religious title Mawlānā Hazar Imam by his Ismaili followers and elsewhere as Aga Khan IV, is the 49th and current Imam of Nizari Ismailis. He has held the position of imam and the title of Aga Khan since 11 July 1957, when, at the age of 20, he succeeded his grandfather, Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III. The Aga Khan claims direct lineal descent from the Islamic prophet Muhammad through Muhammad's cousin and son-in-law, Ali, considered an imam in Shia, and Ali's wife Fatima, Muhammad's daughter from his first marriage. His grandfather, Aga Khan III, states in his memoirs that the Shias had a "need (for) Divine guidance" after the Prophet of Islam's death, this need being fulfilled by the Imamate. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aga Khan IV has received more than 5,168,528 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Aga Khan IV is the 54th most popular businessperson (down from 52nd in 2019), the 49th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 47th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Swiss Businessperson.

Aga Khan IV is most famous for being the spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslim community.

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Among businesspeople, Aga Khan IV ranks 54 out of 601Before him are Dietrich Mateschitz, Rudolf Dassler, Henri Nestlé, Rupert Murdoch, Giovanni Agnelli, and Richard Branson. After him are Bernie Ecclestone, Robert Kardashian, Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Ma, Martin Cooper, and Lee Byung-chul.

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Among people born in 1936, Aga Khan IV ranks 29Before him are Dennis Hopper, Wilt Chamberlain, Zubin Mehta, Glen Campbell, Jim Clark, and Ismail Kadare. After him are Virna Lisi, Michael Landon, Burt Reynolds, Buddy Holly, Tariq Aziz, and Albert Finney.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Aga Khan IV ranks 49 out of 876Before him are Hermann Rorschach (1884), Albert I of Germany (1255), Robert Walser (1878), Angelica Kauffman (1741), Joan Gamper (1877), and Albert II, Duke of Austria (1298). After him are Michel Mayor (1942), Carlo Maderno (1556), Felix Bloch (1905), Hans Albert Einstein (1904), Clay Regazzoni (1939), and Johann Jakob Balmer (1825).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In Switzerland

Among businesspeople born in Switzerland, Aga Khan IV ranks 3Before him are Sepp Blatter (1936) and Joan Gamper (1877). After him are Louis Chevrolet (1878), Gianni Infantino (1970), César Ritz (1850), Peter Sauber (1943), Umberto Agnelli (1934), Julius Maggi (1846), Meyer Guggenheim (1828), Mansour Ojjeh (1952), and Gustav Wiederkehr (1905).